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Commuting

6 days ago
An online calculator helps companies determine the broader impacts of their decisions to continue working remotely or return to the office.
Bloomberg CityLab
January 4, 2021, 6am PST
After months of working from home, some former commuters miss the familiar routine of going to and from the office.
The Washington Post
August 27, 2020, 11am PDT
Many planners say they want to try out active commutes when in-office work becomes possible. How will a fresh look at their local streets influence planning professionals and planning practice?
Streetsblog USA
June 2, 2020, 7am PDT
It's official—the nation's leading public health agency would prefer that Americans drive alone to work to reduce exposure to the coronavirus. New CDC guidance call for government to subsidize drive-alone and single ride-share commutes.
The New York Times
February 13, 2020, 8am PST
What began as Google buses, transporting highly paid engineers from San Francisco to Silicon Valley, has transformed into multi-company fleets serving white- and blue-collar workers in the 3,000-square-mile Northern California megaregion.
Protocol
January 14, 2020, 12pm PST
When housing costs are high, lower-income residents are not the only ones who end up struggling.
WAMU
January 9, 2020, 6am PST
The population in Canada will increase substantially in the future, and transit planning is crucial to ensuring that cities thrive.
The Globe and Mail
August 6, 2019, 6am PDT
A study from the University of Minnesota documents how bike infrastructure can connect workers to jobs, maps job accessibility and ranks U.S. cities by bike access to jobs.
Streetsblog USA
April 16, 2019, 12pm PDT
Homebuyers are looking for locations with quality transit access in Los Angeles, and they're willing to pay more for the option having transit nearby.
Bloomberg
January 29, 2019, 9am PST
How people get to work, and the geographic distinctions between trends in those choices, reveals some of the country's more ominous traits, including the trend Richard Florida calls "the new urban crisis."
CityLab
January 21, 2019, 11am PST
A new online tool allows cities to measure progress in providing access to alternative forms of transportation.
Fast Company
November 12, 2018, 12pm PST
Men are more likely to undertake longer commutes, according to recent analysis of U.K. commuting habits.
Office for National Statistics
November 4, 2018, 5am PST
Behavioral science is informing the city’s efforts to change the way people commute.
CityLab
August 31, 2018, 11am PDT
Follow up question: Are you sure you want to know the answer to the first question?
Educated Driver
June 4, 2018, 11am PDT
Transit in general, and buses in particular, are losing riders, especially during off peak hours. Car pooling is down sharply as well.
theTransportPolitic
March 22, 2018, 11am PDT
Though a handful of recent articles predicted "peak Silicon Valley," new numbers show the region is still producing lots of good jobs and attracting plenty of venture capital.
Bloomberg View
December 26, 2017, 7am PST
Despite significant and expected cross-county commuting within the Washington D.C. metro, relatively few people commute from Baltimore, despite good transportation connections and relatively less expensive housing.
Greater Greater Washington
November 29, 2017, 5am PST
After decades of big, expensive plans, diverting cars from a busy streetcar route will make a bigger difference to commuters for far less money.
The Globe and Mail
November 10, 2017, 7am PST
Commuting statistics have held consistent, according to Census data, even as the number of people working from home continues to climb.
Governing
September 5, 2017, 12pm PDT
With the media rightfully pointing to Houston's sprawling urban development patterns that exacerbated the epic flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey, Paul Krugman also finds fault with cities where urban development is too tightly regulated.
The New York Times - Opinion